This year BERT is honored to have the opportunity to present at the Region IX VPPPA Safety Summit. As many of our readers will know, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) recognizing, “employers and workers who have implemented effective workplace safety and health management systems and maintain […]
After a long search, you are fairly certain everyone has been accounted for, received proper medical care, and been evacuated to safety. Everyone looks like they are going to be fine. Standing with the survivors, however, one person catches your eye. They were treated earlier for bleeding and their wounds were not bad, but they […]
You spot someone lying beside some nearby wreckage. You call out to them and rush to their side, but they make no noise. As you get closer you see that they are unconscious. Nothing is visibly wrong with them, but on close inspection you discover that they are not breathing. What do you do? […]
You’re in the office, working on a big project. It’s a nice day outside. The sun is shining, birds are singing, and things are going well. Then suddenly… There are any number of things that could happen to you, at work or at home, that come out of nowhere. Earthquakes, fires, landslides, tornadoes, storms, terrorism, […]
As winter chills and icy storms begin to seem like house guests who just won’t leave, people around this time of year take a day to nurture that special flame in their lives. The warm embrace of the one you love drives back the cold of winter, and on Valentine’s Day this year couples […]
Life can get complicated. Problems with health, finances, family and more can pile up, making it hard to get by. That is why some fantastic people have created the Back to Basics Forum, a conference designed to teach basic life skills and help people achieve their ultimate potential! The founder of BERT, Bill Cunningham, will […]
Thomas Paine, searching for a way to describe the events unfolding around him in 1776, wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Those words have resounded through history, applicable so often when men and women have faced incredible odds. When America was divided in two by war, when evil threatened the world from […]
For the last eleven years the city of Irvine, California, has been consistently ranked as one of the nation’s safest cities, and in 2015 it recorded the nation’s lowest per capita violent crime rate. Irvine’s dedication to safety is truly exemplary, and we at BERT are proud to help them become even more prepared. While many worry that another earthquake may loom on the horizon, and the recent and terrible shooting in San Bernardino has left many scared, Irvine wants to make its people and business fearless through training and preparation.